The second graders of Room 214 have been very busy. In math, we’re learning about 2-digit subtraction. In reading, we’re identifying the main topic of nonfiction text. Lots of our reading this week have been about inventions! In writing, we’re practicing adding sparkle and pizzaz to make our writing more interesting. In science, we’re learning about the 3 states of matter. This week, we’re going to do some coding with the game Minecraft in honor of Hour of Code. In engineering, we began a new unit on electrical engineers. The most exciting news we have is that we have a special visitor in our classroom. It’s an elf from the North Pole named Elfy! 🙂
The 6th grade First Lego League team has been working since September to research ways to conserve water. They settled on investigating “rain barrels” and how they work. The team has developed an idea of how to improve rain barrels and, in turn, increase the accessibility to clean water for our community. The 6th graders hope to increase the knowledge of rain barrels and water conservation in the Schaumburg community and have developed a presentation, flyer, and video to educate the public. Their hope is that one day this information can reach out past our community and help save lives around the world!
Take a look at this video created by our very own Hoover Production Kids about Student Council Club here at Hoover!
This week is Computer Science Week! Mrs. Jacobi’s 2nd grade class and Mrs. Kippenhan’s 4th grade class buddied up to complete the Hour of Code! You can complete the Hour of Code at home as well at https://code.org/minecraft. It is a great introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that people of all ages can learn the basics.
Second grade students created all Under the Sea artwork for the second grade concert. Each class had a different sea creature to sing about so they made that sea creature in the art room to coordinate with their songs!
Great Art Work Second Graders!
Dear Hoover families,
Happy Monday! I hope you are having a great start to your week. It is supposed to get much colder tomorrow. Make sure your children are dressed for the weather.
Here are some important dates to remember
- Burgers and Books – December 5
- Winter Break – December 22 – January 5
A Note from the Nurse:
With cold and flu season finally here, use the link below for more information on staying healthy.
Preventing the Flu from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm
District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity
The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.
The District 54 takeover night will feature:
- District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game;
- A District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime; and
- A pre-game career panel for middle school students featuring front-office executives from the Chicago Bulls and Windy City Bulls.
The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.
Keller Junior High Sixth Grade Parent Night
We are excited for our sixth grade students to become part of the Keller family. This informational night is a great opportunity to get questions answered and find out some useful tips for a smooth transition into Keller Jr. High. This event will take place on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Our partnership is important for the success of your child. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about Keller and about the transition to junior high.
District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan
In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.
Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk: Hoover Hawk #13
Have a great week!
Today there was a PBIS assembly in which we celebrated all of the November Herbie Heroes from each class. These students were nominated by their classroom teachers and were recognized today for exhibiting Respectful, Responsible and Safe behavior.
The students in Mrs Noworul’s Kindergarten class had a great time playing our all school PBIS Bingo on Wednesday!
The following students names were drawn from the Herbie High Five Eggs today. Each week students earn Herbie High Fives by displaying proper PBIS expected behaviors at school. When they receive a high five card they put them in the blue eggs located in the main office and the Library. Each week Mr. Schmelzer pulls names from these eggs. Students then go down to his office to receive their prize after announcements are over. Congratulations!